Warriors announce appointment of former international Davies

Worcester Warriors are delighted to announce the appointment of Mefin Davies, who joins the club as Transition Coach.

Davies will work with the Academy forwards to aid their development, while assisting the club’s support of first-team forwards.

The 41-year-old, who won 38 caps for Wales during an illustrious international career, moves to Sixways after holding roles as Development Coach at Ospreys and Head Coach at Swansea.

During his playing days as a hooker, Davies helped Wales to the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2005 and was also part of his country’s World Cup squad in 2003.

He said: “The Academy set-up at Warriors has undergone substantial changes during the last year and I am looking forward to continuing its development.

“There are already some hugely talented young players in the squad who need to be nurtured in the most productive way.

“I am also looking forward to working with first-team players ahead of what will be an exciting season so it is a great time to be joining the club.”

Warriors Director of Rugby Dean Ryan said: “Mefin was part of successful sides throughout his playing career and understands the environment needed to help players realise their potential.

“We have placed a significant emphasis on our Academy structure as we recognise the importance it will play in helping this club move forward.”

Mark Hewitt (Academy Manager) will oversee the Academy set-up, which also includes Assistant Academy Manager Chim Gale and Transition Coach Sam Vesty.

Elsewhere in the Academy, Dan Lyne has been named as Outreach Co-ordinator and Recruitment Analyst, while Ryan Watkins will oversee the club’s AASE Programme.

Meanwhile Warriors’ 16-strong Academy squad, which was announced last month, have returned to pre-season training.

The new-look squad includes the likes of Scotland Under 20 international Jack Cosgrove, England Under 18 international Andrew Boyce and Christian Scotland-Williamson, who all appeared for the first-team during the last campaign.